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Spectacular Luxury Cabin Overlooking Tumalo Lake in a Gorgeous Setting

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8)

Tumalo Lake Lodge consists of four luxurious vacation rental cabins located on Tumalo Lake just 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon. Situated on 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, outdoor activities abound with limitless trails for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing right out your door. Explore Tumalo Lake by kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board (free to guests) or perfect your cast with catch & release trout fishing. Breathtaking Tumalo Falls is just 3 miles away. For downhill skiing Mt Bachelor is just 45 minutes away.

The Lakeside East Cabin is an architectural high-end masterpiece of craftsmanship. Huge windows in every room provide a tree-house sensation with amazing views of nature in every direction. The large wrap-around deck and comfortable Adirondack chairs and rockers allow for relaxing in the fresh air while taking in the gorgeous natural surroundings and views. A private hot tub located on the deck offers wonderful lake and forest views - a perfect way to unwind after a day of outdoor adventure.

The beautiful furnishings create an ambiance of casual luxury. The first floor open plan includes upscale, comfortable furnishings, radiant heated floors with Italian tile and decorative rugs. The living area has a wood burning stove and huge windows with lake views. The well-stocked kitchen features granite countertops and stainless appliances including a Jenn-Air professional stove. There is a dining area and a powder room on this floor as well as a charming bedroom with queen size bed with an en-suite bathroom and french doors that lead to the deck and hot tub.

The second floor features gorgeous high-pitched wood ceilings, two romantic bedrooms each with private bath, and a second large living room area with floor to ceiling windows that provide sweeping views of Tumalo Lake. The living area has a queen sofa bed, loveseat side tables, games and books, and a comfy reading chair. Each bedroom also has large windows with amazing views of the lake and forest creating a tree house feeling. Each features a king size iron bed with quilt, cozy down comforter and pillows, and luxurious 500 thread count sheets. The private baths have either a large walk-in shower or shower over bathtub, granite countertops, Italian tile, radiant heated floors, luxury towels, shampoo and body lotion amenities, and hair dryer.

The Lakeside East Cabin has WIFI however it can be slow (streaming and gaming are not possible), erratic and have occasional outages so should not be relied on. Please note that performance of cell phones is inconsistent and may not work depending on your service provider. A phone land line in the cabin is provided with free unlimited U.S. calls.

Please note that the property is limited to registered guests only. Any exception must be approved in advance by the owners and a daily fee may apply. We do not host weddings/special events.

Love the Lakeside East Cabin but need more or less space? Check out our our 4 bedroom Creekside Cabin that sleeps 10 and our 2 bedroom Hillside Cabin that sleeps 5.  There is also another 3 bedroom Lakeside West Cabin (no internet/WIFI) that is nearly identical to and located near the Lakeside East Cabin, that is ideal for several families looking to book together.

More Details

Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck

Bill & Tracy, during a 2005 visit to Bend, fell in love with the Tumalo Lake property and the original cabins which had been built in the 1930s. After moving to Bend in 2007, several years were spent obtaining the necessary land use and building permits and trenching 1 1/2 miles to bring in electricity and phone. Construction began in 2009. The Hillside Cabin was completed in October 2011, the Creekside Cabin in June, 2012, the Lakeside East Cabin in June, 2013 and the Lakeside West Cabin in October, 2014. Eventually a main central lodge will be built.

Why Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck chose Bend

Central Oregon, and Bend, Oregon in particular, are well known for both Summer and Winter sports. Enthusiasts from near and far visit for hiking, biking (road and mountain), skiing (Nordic and Alpine), snow shoeing, boating, fly fishing, rock climbing, etc. Tumalo Lake Lodge is ideally situated in the middle of the nationally known 'Phil's Trail' mountain biking trail system. In Winter, these and other trails and shelters form an extensive snow shoeing/x-country trail network. Tumalo Falls (97 feet tall) is a 3-4 mile hike away. Tumalo Creek, 2 miles away, affords fly fishing opportunities. While staying at Tumalo Lake you are staying on a private square mile of forested land surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest but still only 12 miles to Bend.

We believe this is a very special place and think you will feel the same way after visiting.

What makes this house unique

The quality of this cabin combined with the seclusion and beauty of the property only 12 miles from Bend is unlike any other venue.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A more idyllic spot you could hardly find with this group of 4 large and luxurious cabins tucked around a corner of a secluded lake. Our house had three very comfortable double bedrooms, each with en-suites, a sitting room upstairs, and a large kitchen, dining and sitting area downstairs. The kitchen was very well equipped and we happily cooked several evening meals, eating sometimes down by the lakeside at the fire-pit. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly, and clearly had thought about every little detail to make a holiday enjoyable. Puzzles and games were enjoyed on indoor evenings when we weren’t out in the hot-tub, canoeing and rowing on the lake, or walking through the wildlife-filled woods, or even playing corn-chuck! Tumalo Waterfall is a very worthwhile nearby excursion. Bend, a delightful town, is a short drive away and though the last mile or so to the house is unpaved, our two regular vehicles managed easily. We enjoyed the Newberry Volcanics, Smith Rock State Park and a spectacular day at Crater Lake amongst our daily trips. A perfect rental, very highly recommended!”
Aug 2017
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Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bath amenities include luxury towels, spa towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner, hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All bedrooms have attached baths, Iron beds, quilts, luxury linens and bath amenities, forest and lake views. Upstairs king bedroom suites have a tree house feel!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Spectacular Luxury Cabin Overlooking Tumalo Lake in a Gorgeous Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Just about perfect

  • 5 of 5

You might think the place couldn't possibly live up to the website photos and reviews. You'd be wrong. The cabin is spectacular, the owners are great to deal with, and the lake offers both a lot of fun and great serenity. Having the canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards available was a nice plus. If you're into hiking, the hike to Happy Valley, above Tumalo Falls, is definitely worth doing. Road and mountain biking around Bend is exceptional, and the craft beer selection is outstanding.

Our week at Tumalo Lake was about as good as it gets. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal place and setting

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our first HomeAway experience. We stayed here for my husband's 40th birthday and loved the secluded setting yet relative proximity to all that Bend has to offer. The cabins are amazing. Clean, well decorated, and thoughtful gestures like enough firewood for your stay.

Lots of outdoor activities right at your fingertips. We walked the short path around Lake Tumalo, but next time we'll have to come with more outdoorsy friends so that we can take advantage of all the hiking opportunities nearby!

The only "downside" was not being able to bring our dog. But completely understand why they wouldn't allow dogs in such a nice place. (It would only take one bad apple to ruin the place)

Thanks again for such a wonderfully relaxing stay! We want to come back during each season!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always a wonderful time at Tumalo Lake, we'll be back again

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, unique setting away from it all

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic, peaceful, tucked away cabins surrounded by Forest service land

  • 5 of 5

These cabins (homes) are tucked artfully beside the lake thus that the lake is visible from the cabins but the cabins aren't easily seen while kayaking the lake. Our home was spacious, artfully decorated, extremely clean. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well appointed for simple or complex cooking. The hot tub was clean, well maintained, large and had fantastic jets and soaking while overlooking the lake was amazing. The location feels remote and there is absolutely no traffic noise but town is 15 minutes away if needed to resupply. There is a 2 mile hiking trail from the cabins that encircles the lake...and many more hiking and biking and back-country ski trails arising 1.5 miles miles from the cabin. Access to cabins is on a well-maintained 1.5 mile gravel road. It was tricky backing out of our driveway. Will definitely revisit even though we live in Bend! Bill Houck was an attentive but unobtrusive host.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The cabin at Tumalo Lake was simply fantastic. The cabin was well furnished, it was completely quiet and there are lots of fun things do do right out the door: mountain and rode biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP, etc. And the jacuzzi was a great way to start, or end, the day. We even canoed out to the floating dock for evening cocktails.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just beautiful and perfect for our party of 7. The area was quiet and relaxing but there was also lots to do. There is a trail around the lake, paddle boards, canoes, games, etc. there were 5 adults and two children and I can honestly say everyone had a wonderful time. Tumalo Falls is just a short distance from the cabin and is worth the trip, we visited it twice while we were there. The Lava Caves were also worth seeing, maybe a half hour drive . We will definately go back to this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located 12 miles west of downtown Bend, Oregon near breathtaking Tumalo Falls and Phil's Trail system. Uniquely situated on Tumalo Lake and 640 private forested acres surrounded on all sides by the Deschutes National Forest, the Tumalo Lake luxury vacation rental cabins and property enables guests to immerse in nature and enjoy hiking/mountain biking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing and lake activities (kayak/canoe/stand up paddle/fly fishing) right out the cabin door, yet have easy access to wonderful restaurants, galleries, brewpubs, shopping and all downtown Bend and the surrounding area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • We typically require longer stays for weekends and other peak periods of the year.
    3 day minimum stay on MLK, Presidents, and Memorial Day weekends
    3-5 day minimum stays for bookings which include a weekend during peak rental periods such as July- Mid- September, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
    Shorter stays may be considered, please contact us. We reserve the right to not accept bookings which result in inefficient utilization of the cabin's calendar.

    Quotes assume payment is made by check.  We also accept credit cards (transaction fee will be added to total cost.  For US banks, 2.49% +.30, for Non-US banks, 3.49% + .30.

    Required Fees

    * Cleaning fee: $150.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Room tax: %9.80 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)
    * Additional person fee: $50.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

    Optional Fees

    * Your credit card will not be charged until booking approval. CC fee is 2.5%. Payment by check is also accepted.: %2.50 (Percentage of Rent, Fees & Taxes)

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